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(out of 17 reviews)
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Teen, 13 years old Written byTeenZork March 25, 2011
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13
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great movie with great messages, drugs are scary

Teaches you to never give up. Micky is a great role model throughout, and in the end Dicky becomes one too by becoming clean. The only thing iffy in the movie is all the drugs. Its very disturbing but also good because it teaches how they can ruin your life.. AN AMAZING AND INSPIRING MOVIE. DO NOT miss it!
What other families should know
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written byTheCritic14 January 3, 2011
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15
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Movie of the Year

I can say this is one of the best films of the year, great performances from the cast, good messages, just a great movie. It is iffy for some, the fight scenes are very intense, some sexual content nothing extreme, the language is what you expect from a film based in Boston (A LOT), they do a bit of commercialism with HBO and some beer brands. Things that are great of this movie, you feel better coming out of this than The Blind Sides, same messages but more effect. If you want to take your teenagers out for a good movie, take them to this. Won't be dissapointed
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Great messages
Teen, 17 years old Written byBestPicture1996 May 11, 2013
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17
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Inspiring, hard-hitting drama!

The extensive profanity in this film (boxers do have incredibly salty language I suppose) make it an older teen movie for sure, but boy is it gripping. Bale has the juiciest role of all has a crackhead with a genuinely good heart, but he weighs down on his brother's success. With some really solid supporting cast and realistic interactions between an extremely dysfunctional family, there's still the message in there that family always comes first!
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byThat90sguy July 22, 2012
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16
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Amazing movie that I think is great for older teens.

This is a very good movie, one of the best in 2010. The acting by Mark and Bale were one of the best performances in a while. The movie had a lot of realism to life around their area and time, as well as the true story itself. However, this movie is nowhere near appropriate for younger teens and below. The movie deals with issues such as drug abuse, family trust, and becoming an underdog, to rise to the top. The violencein the movie is not that bad, but there are a fighting in the ring that contains little blood, and some scenes outside the ring as well. Language is heavy as f--k and s--t are used many, many times. Also, you see people on cocaine and other drugs. There is some sexuallity as well, nothing graphic though, as its just a sex scene that you don't see, yet is implied, and a scence where a man is having oral sex, again not graphic). Overall, this movie is a must-see, but because of the themes and heavy language, this is recommended to older teens, 16+.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byStevie111 March 3, 2012
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16
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Great dramatic story

This is a very emotional movie. The drugs, boxing violence, and language (which is very strong), still could be viewed by young teens. But, the drama will probably be better for mature older audiences.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byTechn0boy96 November 26, 2011
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15
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Spectacular Drama; with strong profanity and drug references

The Fighter is an amazing film. It's a simply spectacular drama with strong and moderate violence and some references to drugs and alcohol as well as scenes of it's use. In addition, The use of profanity is high, a lot of f-bombs so mature young teenagers and up. It promotes determination and hard work and I personally find it awesome- one of my favourite movies.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byazchachi October 18, 2011
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12
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Great for Teens

I saw this movie with my parents and there are just some parts that arent things kids under 12 or 13 should see. As long as you're accompanied by and adult I think you should be fine. I didnt remember all the interpropriate parts, I grasped on to the positive parts of the movie.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written bydavyborn September 17, 2011
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17
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Boxing drama is basically just one big profanity and drug fused family story

Back in late Febuary of this year, when the 2011 Academy Awards announced that The Fighter had won 2 Academy Awards, both for acting, I was happy for it, the filmakers and of course, the actors. Christian Bale very much deserved the oscar for his performance as Mickey's borther, and if I might say so, it's about time, too. Also, Melissa Leo deserved it as well for her performance as Mickey and Dicky's mother, who is a harsh woman, at least. But, that does not mean that this movie is for children, tween's or even most younger teens as it is full of bone crunchingly realistic (and all the better for it, too) boxing matches which really put you in the center stage, and also with violence, there are several scenes of public violence against police officers and against the people being arrested by them. Also, there is lot's and lot's of profanity, close to 166 F-words actually which carries through the entire movie, there is plenty of sexual references and several scenes of actual bedroom activity. Finally, there is also a lot of drug use and is at one point in the movie, even actually a subject studied by a HBO. It's a entertaining and well made inspirational tale, but not for kids.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byTotally500 May 22, 2011
AGE
17
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Good Film with language and violence

I like it but it has lotsa of language and violence so keep in mind but overall it is good
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written bySecretAgentPalin May 21, 2011
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13
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Mature Teens.

Heavy on the profanity. The sexual content is at a PG-13 level. There are a few mild bloody images, and there are several fist fights (inside and outside of the ring). Some smoking, and images of the physical effects of crack addiction. Mature Teens will be able to handle this movie. The only major concern is the bad language.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byfangningsheng April 29, 2011
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14
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Good, but lots of swearing and drug use

The Fighter is interesting and inspirational. Christian Bale did a great job as Dickie Eklund, Micky Ward's crack addicted brother and trainer. The Fighter has some boxing scenes that are bloodier than the real sport, and Micky has his hand broken by a cop. Strong language is almost constant, and Dickie is shown smoking crack in several graphic scenes. There is some sexual content, sometimes strong. Suggested MPAA rating: R for drug use, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and some violence.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Teen, 13 years old Written byGreg Foltynowicz April 28, 2011
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13
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Very good movie but lots of strong language!

Lots of F-bombs. And a character who is addicted to crack trys to stop trying to do drugs. And there is one kissing scene the girl is wearing a see through bra. And u see a hooker in one scene. But this is a really good movie!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Teen, 16 years old Written bythefalconater March 17, 2011
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Ahhh...DICKY!!!

This movie is one of the best movies of the year. It was so completely fantastic. Christian Bale and Melissa Leo really made this movie with their incredible acting. Of course Marky Mark being his usual cool self. Go see it. You won't regret it.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Teen, 15 years old Written bybananalover March 16, 2011
AGE
13
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i love this movie

i love this movie because of mark wahlberg
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bymasonlackey January 15, 2011
AGE
13
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good movie

good movie
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 16 years old Written byjunior2423 December 30, 2010
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12
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What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byBrandon4News December 20, 2010
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Tremendously inspirational boxing flick for teens and adults to enjoy.

There's lots of salty language including "f--k" and "S--t" and the like, but most teens will easily be able to handle it along with some drug content, sexuality, and a couple of powerful punches to the face.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages